Asteroid 2023 BU has passed Earth at an extremely close distance, revealing that amateur astronomers noticed the asteroid heading towards Earth.

Just a few days before it arrived.

On January 27, 2023, the BBC reported an asteroid 2023 BU the size of a minibus.

Dashed past the world at the tip of the South American continent.

Before 00:30 or after midnight

Entering January 27, 2023, Greenwich Mean Time.

The asteroid 2023 BU did not collide with Earth at all.

The distance of the asteroid 2023 BU passing by the Earth.

considered the closest one

Because it is only 3,600 kilometers away from the world.

This makes asteroid 2023 BU one of the closest asteroids to pass Earth.

However, the question arises as to why astronomers knew that an asteroid would pass Earth at such a close distance.

The 2023 BU was discovered by amateur astronomer Gennadiy Borisov on the Crimean peninsula.

On Saturday, January 22, the past 

after this matter has been notified

Scientists and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have therefore monitored and calculated the trajectory of the asteroid 2023 BU and found that it will fly directly past Earth at a very close distance.

which is closer than the distance between the earth and the satellites

Orbiting around the world counting 10 times ever. 

Observation of asteroids

It also raises a question that follows.

How many asteroids are there in the universe currently heading towards Earth?

without knowing it in advance

Credit photo: NASA/JPL-caltech